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Victor Jarvis

Victor Jarvis was born and raised in West Michigan by former professional dancers, and was involved in dance from an early age. From age seven to fourteen he studied at the School of Grand Rapids Ballet under Amanda Smith, Laura Berman, Julie Powell, Attila Mosolygo, and Gaiane and Akop Akopian, while performing regularly with the Grand Rapids Ballet. In 2009, after attending two summer courses, Victor was invited to study full-time at the prestigious School of American Ballet (S.A.B), founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein in New York City. While studying at the school for five years, he was given the opportunity to learn directly from many world-class dancers and teachers such as: Kay Mazzo, Sean Lavery, Peter Frame, Andrei Kramarevsky, Jock Soto, Jonathan Stafford, Joaquin DeLuz, Suki Schorer, and Susan Pilarre. In his final year at the School of American Ballet, Victor was invited by the faculty chairwoman Kay Mazzo, to serve as a guest teacher for the intermediate mens class at S.A.B. His love of teaching began there and continued throughout his performance career with Verb Ballets, Cleveland Ballet, and State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara. Teaching all levels of skill, age, and development while consistently performing professionally, Victor hopes to continue to learn and grow in the world of dance while simultaneously passing on his knowledge to future generations.